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Superman Returns: Featuring Kryptonian Saturday, April 20, 2013  |  Comments (1)

I have always wanted to see Kryptonian spoken in the Superman films. One scene in particular from Superman Returns really stood out to me as one that would benefit from Kryptonian rather than English: the scene where Lex Luthor visits the the Fortress of Solitude. With an English-speaking Jor-El it's kind of ho-hum, but with him speaking Kryptonian the effect it has on the perception of…

Translating "Superman" Friday, April 19, 2013  |  Comments (3)

Here is a question sent by Lachlan Dale via Facebook that I thought I would answer here, as it brings up some interesting linguistic choices regarding translation. Ever the teacher, I'll seize the opportunity to perhaps teach some dear reader a little about language in general. At the heart of this inquiry is the question: "How do you translate the name, Superman?" There are really three ways to respond.

A New Site Design and a New Focus for 2013 Wednesday, April 17, 2013  |  Comments (6)

Welcome to the new look of the Kryptonian Project website! Wow! It's been about three years, give or take, since the site itself has seen much love. I've gotten married, changed jobs a couple of times, had a daughter, lost a couple of loved ones—what can I say? Life has been happening. With a new Superman movie on the horizon, I figured it was time to step up and carve…

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